The Green Mountain State bars most forms of gambling, but it has a state lottery and allows pari-mutuel wagering on horse races along with some forms of charitable gaming, such as lotteries, raffles and other games of chance.
Vermont has staged live horse racing at a couple of venues over the years, but that’s no longer the case.
Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal opened in 1963 and provided thoroughbred and standardbred harness racing until 1987 when it switched to greyhound racing before closing for good in 1992 under pressure from animal rights activists. The state Legislature banned dog racing in 1995.
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Horse racing also was conducted for a time at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland, but that practice ended years ago. Nor does the state offer simulcast or off-track wagering.
But with pari-mutuel wagering still on the books, most licensed in Vermont horse racing betting online providers of advance deposit wagering, which enables residents to bet on horse races via the telephone or internet, offer services to Vermont residents in 2020.